Given the team's 11% drop in goals this year, started poking around at some numbers this morning. Wanted to drill into a little more detail to see where players are at this year relative to their 2011-12 production levels. I normalized the actual performance to an 82-game schedule as to rationalize the number of goals/points a player is over/below the previous year.
Laggers: Lucic (-13 goals/-50%), Kelly (-13 goals/-64%), Horton (-7 goals/-24%), Krejci (-5 goals/-22%), Peverley (-5 goals/-33%)
Gainers: Marchand (+7 goals/+22%), Paille (+6 goals/ +53%)
Laggers: Peverley (-29 points/-48%), Chara (-18 points/-34%), Kelly (-18points/-45%), Lucic (-14 points/-23%), Horton (-14 points/-24%)
Gainers: Marchand (+15 points/+25%), Bergeron (+15 points/ +23%), Paille (+12 points/ +69%)
No surprise that Lucic, Horton, Peverley & Kelly jump off the page as guys with material lag in YOY performance, but a little surprised at how far off they are. Also, a little suprised to see Chara show up as a material lagger in YOY points. That doesn't get much attention out here, but his offensive production is down 34%.
Good to see how much Marchand, Bergeron & Paille are contributing. Again, not a surprise that they are doing well, but a little surprised at how far ahead of last year they are.